Ken Smith sez: RCA Victor introduces "a miracle" -- the Orthophonic, high-fidelity, home stereo. Bob Banks, an RCA executive, hosts this film. Best scene: An animated POV ride through a stereo record groove.
Bob Banks, marketing manager of radios and Victrola division narrates the new features of the "living stereo" stylus and record album grooves.
Victrolas, static shots of victrolas to demonstrate left and right-hand section of orchestra predominating creating fullness of "living stereo".
Animation illustrating one track groove to "living stereo" groove
Shot of couple listening to living sound on their victrola stereo
animation of traveling on the stylus ". . . you are going on a ride on the diamond tip"," as it plunges down a canyon of sound".
Animation sequence of RCA Victor dog "Nipper" raising his ears
Graphic pinwheel and sunburst explosion
Announcer in stereo showroom talks to camera. CU stereo consoles. Explanation of stereo as new invention.
Graphics showing scientific principles of sound recordings.
CU tone arm and stylus on turning record
Couple listening to stereo very attentively in stage set living room.
Montage of RCA console stereo record players
Good shot records on turntable. Graphic.
Great shot of trip through a record groove from point of view of stylus. Animated.
Animated graphic of Nipper (the RCA dog, corporate logo) and phonograph. Dog perks up his ears.
STEREOPHONIC SOUND HIGH FIDELITY ELECTRONICS EQUIPMENT REPRODUCTION RADIOS PHONOGRAPHS RECORDS PLAYERS COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA PERCEPTION AUDIO HEARING EARS BINAURAL
Subject: listened to in headphones
Subject: No Problem Dude
The film was shot in full color - this is what happens to Eastmancolor stock after a few years. Kodacolor, on the other hand, doesn't fade at all. Unfortunately, it was made for home use and was rarely used professionally.
Subject: Colour or black & white?
Is it possible that the animations are in colour and the live-action sections are black & white?
Subject: How Did They Do This?
Subject: Listen to the sound of my voice..
Subject: Living Stereo